Pommy pilgrims

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Finally everyone in kashmir had finished asking me if I wanted to buy a shawl, and it was time to wind our way back down the mountain (via the last beautiful hill station called Pahalgam), to where life simmered away in 40 degree heat. Before we parted ways however we had one final destination on our whistle stop tour; the religious town Katra, to join the millions of pilgrims spilling in and out every year to visit the holy Vaishno Devi shrine, hidden 14km up in the Trikuta mountains.

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